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§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,627 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,627
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 994
Gots: 2,072 | FT: 181
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011 Reserve Series Bottle Notes:
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 1500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

2014 Bottle Notes
O.G. 27 Plato
F.G. 4.7 Plato
I.B.U. 42 units
Yeast: British Ale (House)
Cases: 3500 produced
Color: 36SRM (Dark Ruby)

(Beer added by: SacoDeToro on 02-21-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
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4.1/5  rDev -9.5%

Sucaba '13

A - pours a deep brown mahogany. Almost completely opaque. Nearly two fingers worth of tan foam.

S - the aroma is rife with caramel in all its Gooey and sticky glory. Barrel notes are prominent as well. Notes of splinters and vanilla. Classic dark fruit character of raisins, dates and figs. Hints of whole grain bread. Slight nutty character.

T - doughy and slightly sweet caramel malt flavors coat the tongue. Big flavors of wood and vanilla in the centet. Delicately sweet fruit flavors enter as well with notes of cherries, raisins, and dates. Some peppery spice notes of alcohol throughout especially the backend and finish which also exhibits notes of caramel and dried fruit.

M - fuller side of medium bodied. Slick texture. Medium carbonation.

O - excellent barrel aged ale. One of my favorites. Went perfectly with some english stilton.

Teleweizen2, Jul 24, 2013
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A - Pours a rich, red-tinged black with a small white head. Minor lacing and retention.

S - Nice scent bringing lot of barley wine and barrel elements with other notes of goodness. Dark fruits come through the most, along with caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, light tobacco and alcohol.

T - Tons of maple and vanilla, a bit nutty, very similar to smell, some sips had some alcohol in the back of the nose

M - Surprisingly smooth. Packs a punch but in all the right ways.

O - An amazing barleywine and another amazing beer from Firestone. This to me is the second best barleywine behind King Henry right now. Glad I have a few extra bottles.

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This is why I now prefer beer to other alcohol choices.
Mouthfeel and aftertaste leave a very pleasant taste and feel that makes each sip a joy to behold.
Life is good when one of these are at hand.

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§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,627 ratings.